Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Opa Opa, Southampton, 20/05/13.
Clear golden blonde with a decent sized white head.
Nose is caramel, light citrus, grass.
Taste comprises caramel malt, light hops, orange, straw, fruits.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
Drinkable average fayre.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at the brewpub, pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma is grassy. Flavor is strong pale malts and light dry clean finish.
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Brewpub: This one loses style points by being served in a frosted pint glass. It poured a clear golden yellow with a small white head on it. It left some lacing. The aroma was light but pleasant, with mainly some grapefruit and floral hop notes to the nose. Just a slight bitter taste with some maltiness. A good "starter" or session beer.
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy, floral hopping waltzes atop light toasted maltiness until a herbal and wooden hop bitterness seals the deal. This textbook Golden Ale is a perfect introduction to craft beer for neophytes, and it should please connoisseurs at the same time.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the filtered copper blond.
-For a "house blond", this is not shy on the hops, for once.
-The fragile malt sweetness is a tad too shy to balance out the hop display.
-Carbonation is prickly and the body svelte.
On tap at the brewpub.
Sammy (8773) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber, with some head. Sweet and citrus. C hop. Sessionable ABV as per much of the lineup. Medium mouthfeel, an average beer.
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very crisp and surprising offering from Opa-Opa. Reminded me a bit of a kolsch in its tight taste and crisp palate. Piss-yellow color put me off a bit, but aside from that, this was a tasty light ale.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe dorée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche en dentelle crémeuse qui persiste. Arômes de houblon et d’agrumes. Saveurs de houblon amérisant terreux et d’agrumes.
jcwattsrugger (11115) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a white head that laces and yellow color. Aroma is sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet Medium malt, secondary hops. Light/medium body.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of flowery with some biscuits. Taste is nutty and toasty with some earthy pepper splashes on the finish.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color with medium white head. Aroma of toasted malt, mild fruit and hops. Malty, bready flavor balanced by hops with a moderate yet assertive bitterness. Dry and malty with a slightly bitter finish.